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Paula Deen says she's like that 'black football player who recently came out'

Paula Deen says she's like that 'black football player who recently came out'

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Paula Deen compared herself to gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam by saying she's like that "black football player who recently came out."
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Paula Deen says she is 'fighting to get her name back'

Paula Deen says she is 'fighting to get her name back'

ATLANTA, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. celebrity chef and author Paula Deen says she is "fighting to get her name back" after a racism scandal nearly destroyed her career last year.
Paula Deen is making a comeback

Paula Deen is making a comeback

PHOENIX, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Paula Deen was down, but her new $75 million investment deal shows she's far from out.
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Paula Deen makes $75M deal to re-boot her empire

Paula Deen makes $75M deal to re-boot her empire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef and author Paula Deen has signed a $75 million deal with a Phoenix-based investment company to revitalize her brand, TMZ reported Wednesday.

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Paula Deen and husband not splitting up -- report

Paula Deen and husband not splitting up -- report

ATLANTA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Georgia chef and cookbook author Paula Deen's nine-year marriage to Michael Groover is not on the rocks, UsMagazine.com said Thursday.
Paula Deen gets support in 'E! Hollywood True Story' special

Paula Deen gets support in 'E! Hollywood True Story' special

ATLANTA, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Friends and colleagues of Paula Deen speak out in support of the embattled celebrity chef in an upcoming edition of "E! True Hollywood Story."
Paula Deen's blackmailer sentenced to 2 years in prison

Paula Deen's blackmailer sentenced to 2 years in prison

ATLANTA, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Thomas Paculis has been sentenced to two years in a Georgia prison for attempting to blackmail celebrity chef Paula Deen, court records show.

Paula Deen makes first appearance since scandal

HOUSTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- About 1,500 people greeted Paula Deen in Houston for her first public appearance since it was revealed in June that she had used a racial slur in the past.
Report: Paula Deen settles discrimination lawsuit

Report: Paula Deen settles discrimination lawsuit

ATLANTA, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Paula Deen has reached a settlement with a former employee who sued her in Georgia for racial and sexual harassment, TMZ said Friday.
Paula Deen wins racial discrimination lawsuit

Paula Deen wins racial discrimination lawsuit

SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Georgia judge dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against celebrity chef Paula Deen by Lisa Jackson, a former employee at one of her restaurants.
Paula Deen turned down 'Dancing with the Stars'

Paula Deen turned down 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Former Food Network star Paula Deen turned down a chance to compete on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, UsMagazine.com reported Wednesday.
Paula Deen's rep says Dora Charles' problem is 'about money not race'

Paula Deen's rep says Dora Charles' problem is 'about money not race'

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Paula Deen's publicist says cook Dora Charles is trying to "cash in" on the Georgia-born chef's troubles by saying Deen treated her unfairly as an employee.
Former cook says Paula Deen exploited her

Former cook says Paula Deen exploited her

SAVANNAH, Ga., July 26 (UPI) -- Dora Charles, who began working for celebrity cook Paula Deen in Georgia long before she was famous, describes a relationship of love mixed with exploitation.
Paula Deen to be subject of comic book

Paula Deen to be subject of comic book

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Bluewater Productions says it plans to publish its Paula Deen comic book as scheduled this fall despite the Georgia-born celebrity chef's recent racism scandal.

Man arrested for allegedly trying to extort Paula Deen

ITHACA, N.Y., July 6 (UPI) -- Police in New York said they arrested a man accused of trying to extort celebrity chef Paula Deen to keep quiet about "true and damning" information about her.
Paula Deen drops longtime agent

Paula Deen drops longtime agent

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Paula Deen's publicist confirmed the Georgia-born celebrity chef has fired her longtime agent after Deen found herself the focus of a racism scandal.
Ballantine won't publish Paula Deen's next cookbook

Ballantine won't publish Paula Deen's next cookbook

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Ballantine Books is the latest business concern to call off a deal with U.S. celebrity chef Paula Deen over her past use of racist language.
Robber defends Paula Deen's use of racial slur

Robber defends Paula Deen's use of racial slur

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Eugene Thomas King Jr., who pointed a gun at Paula Deen during a 1987 bank robbery, is defending the Georgia chef's use of the N-word when talking about him.
Sears drops Deen, QVC to 'take a pause'

Sears drops Deen, QVC to 'take a pause'

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- Four more U.S. companies said Friday they are dropping their affiliation with celebrity chef Paula Deen over her past use of racist language.
Target, Novo Nordisk, part ways with Paula Deen

Target, Novo Nordisk, part ways with Paula Deen

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Target and Novo Nordisk said they are dropping their affiliation with U.S. celebrity chef Paula Deen following her admission she once used racist language.
Paula Deen loses Walmart, Harrah's relationships

Paula Deen loses Walmart, Harrah's relationships

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Walmart said Wednesday it is ending its relationship with celebrity chef Paula Deen, who admitted using the N-word but denied she made it a habit.
Author Anne Rice defends celebrity chef Paula Deen

Author Anne Rice defends celebrity chef Paula Deen

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- U.S. novelist Anne Rice said on Facebook celebrity chef Paula Deen is being "crucified" after she admitted she used the N-word regularly in the past.
Smithfield Foods drops Paula Deen, QVC considers firing celebrity chef

Smithfield Foods drops Paula Deen, QVC considers firing celebrity chef

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Smithfield Foods said Monday it has severed ties with Paula Deen while home shopping network QVC mulled over its relationship with the U.S. celebrity chef.
Paula Deen set for 'Today' interview after she was a no-show last week

Paula Deen set for 'Today' interview after she was a no-show last week

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- Embattled celebrity chef and television personality Paula Deen says she will appear on the "Today" show in New York Wednesday.
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